jeers


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jeer

 (jîr)
v. jeered, jeer·ing, jeers
v.intr.
To speak or shout derisively; mock.
v.tr.
To abuse vocally; taunt: jeered the speaker off the stage.
n.
A scoffing or taunting remark or shout.

[Origin unknown.]

jeer′er n.
jeer′ing·ly adv.
References in classic literature ?
He remembered how his brother, while at the university, and for a year afterwards, had, in spite of the jeers of his companions, lived like a monk, strictly observing all religious rites, services, and fasts, and avoiding every sort of pleasure, especially women.
Well, these mortal insults, these jeers on the part of someone unknown, end at last in an enjoyment which sometimes reaches the highest degree of voluptuousness.
then, although the crowd begged him to go on, and tried to provoke him to it by cat- calls, jeers, and shouts of
It is not the want of money, but the LITTLE worries of life--these whisperings and nods and jeers. Anyday his Excellency himself may round upon me.
Why, simply, to make fun of an old woman--to deride, to hiss, to jeer at an actress they once worshipped, but whose beauty is faded now and whose voice has lost its former richness.
By this time they had come to the town, and the passers-by began to jeer and point at them.
Well, friend, we are all three men of Hampshire, and not lightly to be jeered at."
Lenepveu's copper ceiling, figures grinned and grimaced, laughed and jeered at MM.
They encouraged the struggling hero with cries, and jeered the villain, hooting and calling attention to his whiskers.
The veteran regiments on the right and left of the 304th immediately began to jeer. With the passionate song of the bullets and the banshee shrieks of shells were mingled loud catcalls and bits of facetious advice concerning places of safety.
Then he made the best of his way off, while the nurse laughed and the baby crowed; and all the court jeered at him for having had so much trouble for nothing, and said, 'We wish you a very good morning, and a merry feast, Mr RUMPLESTILTSKIN!'
"Look at 'em holdin' hands," Bert jeered. "Just a-holdin' hands like they was afraid.